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Here's what the next Merced police chief will inherit

Merced's next police chief can expect to face challenges in town but will also be inheriting a growing department in a rapidly changing city, according to city leaders. Merced Police Chief Norm Andrade announced this week his intention to retire at the end of the year from a department where he's w

MERCED SUN-STAR - 2017-11-24 18:37:00

Giant Sequoias could be in danger

You could strain your neck trying to see the top of General Sherman, the world's largest living single stem tree, at Sequoia National Park, but don't miss all the wonders down below. Video shot by Marilyn Chung, The Desert Sun. USA TODAY NETWORK Standing upward of 272 feet tall and exceeding a diam

VISALIA TIMES-DELTA - 2017-11-24 14:00:06

Five Things To Do Today, Friday, Nov. 24 | Beginning to look a lot like Christmas

The Disney films double feature highlights the 1983 "Mickey's Christmas Carol" that's 26 minutes long and the 70-minute "Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas" that went straight to video in 1999. Hanford Fox Theatre, 326 N. Irwin St., Hanford, 559-584-7423, www.foxhanford.com, $5-$7. The night features th

FRESNO BEE - 2017-11-24 10:12:00

Merced man charged with DUI and driving on suspended license in fatal crash | Merced Sun-Star

A Merced man charged with killing another man earlier this week in a suspected drunken-driving crash outside Delhi had a blood-alcohol level of nearly twice the legal limit, according to police reports obtained by the Merced Sun-Star. Kevin M. Hernandez, 41, also was allegedly driving on a suspended


Leslie Schleth: Merced's animal control division not doing its job

My experience with the city of Merced Police Department's animal control division demands I share it. I have called three times within the last month, as has a coworker (six calls total), regarding one then two dogs chained to the side of a house in south Merced. They have no shelter, are surrounded


Hundreds served Thanksgiving meal made by Merced community

On Thursday morning hundreds of people were lined up on Main Street at the American Legion Hall in Merced waiting for a traditional Thanksgiving meal put together by different local organizations and people. There was enough food for 1,000 people, said Bruce Metcalf, executive director of the Rescue

MERCED SUN-STAR - 2017-11-23 22:43:00

I thank and pray for veterans who paid the ultimate price for our freedom

I had the honor to be part of this year's veterans lunch held at Merced Elks Lodge Nov. 12. It was through the efforts of one person that made this special event possible. Mary Camper not only came up with the idea, she planed, organized, decorated, greeted and raised over $5,000 for the veterans as


Ambulance management contract decision expected

The board which oversees operations of West Side Community Ambulance is expected to select a management firm at its Tuesday, Oct. 28, meeting. Representatives of two firms presented management contract proposals to the board in a special meeting held last Wednesday. The Sierra Medical Services Allia


Holiday fun abounds in Gettysburg

BY MARY GRACE KELLER Times Staff Writer Downtown Gettysburg will be a flurry of activity this holiday season with events running from now until the end of December. Local nonprofits have more than a dozen Christmas-theme events planned from Nov. 24 to Dec. 28, according to Main Street Gettysburg CEO

GETTYSBURG TIMES - 2017-11-24 05:03:02

CTHS gives presentation on Gettysburg National Tower

Do you remember the Ottenstein Tower, also known as the Gettysburg National Tower? Were you for it or against it, or did your opinion change over time? Cumberland Township Historical Society's Speros Marinos will give a presentation on this one-time landmark, based on his own experiences of its 26-y


Pa. Supreme Court: Police illegally seized truck in hit-and-run case

FILE PHOTO: People walk by the Pennsylvania Judicial Center at the state Capitol in Harrisburg. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) (Harrisburg) -- The state Supreme Court has ruled that authorities did not have the right to seize a vehicle from the driveway of a hit-and-run suspect without a warrant in Luzerne

WITF.ORG - 2017-11-24 10:12:00

Game leads to guilty plea

BY VANESSA PELLECHIO Times Staff Writer Playing a slapping game called "Your Turn" with a child resulted in a Gettysburg man pleading guilty Monday in Adams County Court to simple assault of a victim under 12 years old and endangering the welfare of a child. Kyle Nett, 30, pleaded guilty to the char

GETTYSBURG TIMES - 2017-11-24 05:02:53

Christmas Cactus - getting them to rebloom

My fondness for Christmas Cactus plants comes from the numerous beautiful blooms that magically appear from green tips just as color has pretty much disappeared from my outdoor gardens. These eye candy blooms start as early as November and can continue well into the New Year, often blooming again in

GETTYSBURG TIMES - 2017-11-24 05:03:01

LASD students kick soccer idea to board

BY MARY GRACE KELLER Times Staff Writer Littlestown students took it upon themselves to show the school board why Maple Avenue Middle School should have a soccer team. Student Council President Nick Lovell came to Monday's board meeting to present the results of a Nov. 9 survey that asked students w

GETTYSBURG TIMES - 2017-11-24 05:02:57

Thanksgiving and the Big Christmas Bird Count

If it is Thanksgiving, it is time to toast an old chestnut. Did Benjamin Franklin prefer the Wild Turkey on the nation's official emblem? Founding fathers Franklin, Adams, and Jefferson never came up with an acceptable design. In 1782, Congress chose a design with the eagle. Apparently, this turkey

GETTYSBURG TIMES - 2017-11-24 05:03:00

Owner catches man punching van mirror in East Hanover Township

The owner of a Ford Econoline E350 caught Nathan Staley, 36, of Duncannon, punching the vehicle's side mirror with his fist, State Police at Lickdale said. Police were dispatched at 8:23 p.m. Wednesday to the 10500 block of Allentown Boulevard in East Hanover Township, Lebanon County, after Staley p

DAILY NEWS - 2017-11-24 16:37:48

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The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will host public meetings this month along the Lake Michigan coast to hear from the public on two issues that will affect the lake: a draft management plan and future stocking activities. More... Photo The CCSS Preschoolers took a field trip to the Newbe


3 years for Williston man accused in shooting cover-up

A man who Williston authorities say knew about a fatal shooting over the summer but did not report it was ordered to serve three years in prison on Friday. Damian Carrillo pleaded guilty to hindering law enforcement, a class C felony, before Northwest District Judge Benjamen Johnson sentenced him to


Williston Lions wreath pre-orders end today

Today is the last day to pre-order wreaths from the Williston Lions Club. The group uses the money from the sale to support its activities in Williston and beyond. The fresh wreaths, which are decorated with a red bow, are delivered just after Thanksgiving weekend. To order, call 701-774-3959 or ema


It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Williston

Lamppost by lamppost, decorations will light up Main Street on every block. "Outside was cold and dreary," Louise Skaare, the executive director of the Downtowners Association, said. "We just wanted to pull the connection from the warm cozy shops with the rest of downtown." City workers were putting